Sesame Street in Communities

As part of the national Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC) initiative, 10 public television stations received grants from The WNET Group to develop local partnerships with organizations serving early learners, host training sessions for childhood educators and caregivers, and host and face-to-face community events in support of the national SSIC initiative.

  • 45 SSIC Trainings

    Together, stations conducted trainings for 1,223 educators and caregivers (attendance exceeded goal by 140%).

  • 32,012 Rural Families

    With grants provided by The WNET Group, stations directly reached an estimated 32K+ rural families — more than 5 times the initiative goal.



Representatives from each of the 10 partner stations and The WNET Group staff came together at a September 2019 launch meeting for Sesame Street in Communities.

  • No one has even talked to us about how foster kids might be struggling. It’s nice to have a place to go for more information and information I can share with my staff.

    – Attendee at a WFSU Tallahassee SSIC Training